Mitt Romney has an even bigger problem than his flip-flopping and lack of conviction. He lies. He lies a lot. Beyond the examples in the linked post, just compare the real Barack Obama to the fictional one which Mitt Romney insists upon campaigning against. Now it was found that Romney recently described an event from his childhood which actually occurred before he was born:
When Mitt Romney regaled a Michigan audience this week with childhood memories of a landmark moment in Detroit history, it was a rare instance of emotional candour.
And, perhaps, an even rarer example of time travel.
Romney recalled he was “probably 4 or something like that” the day of the Golden Jubilee, when three-quarters of a million people gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American automobile.
“My dad had a job being the grandmaster. They painted Woodward Ave. with gold paint,” Romney told a rapt Tea Party audience in the village of Milford Thursday night, reliving a moment of American industrial glory.
The Golden Jubilee described so vividly by Romney was indeed an epic moment in automotive lore. The parade included one of the last public appearances by an elderly Henry Ford.
And it took place June 1, 1946 — fully nine months before Romney was born.
The timelines suggest Romney could well have been conceived that day. But it is inconceivable he was actually there.
Perhaps Romney heard the story when young and created a false memory of the event. Another possibility is that Romney has quite a bit of difficulty telling the truth.